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The Christmas Handkerchief

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Depend on the Lord in whatever you do, and your plans will succeed . . . Proverbs 16:3

Vision of Hope

A poem by Caroline Norato

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Lisa Norato

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Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1825
 Grandmother Hart gifts Tuppence with a very special handkerchief of handmade lace to be carried on Tuppence's wedding day, along with a promise God shall provide the man of her dreams.  But how can that be, when the man of Tuppence's dreams is marrying another, and Tuppence must assist her grandmother in baking a fruitcake for the couple's wedding?

Christmas  2019

Fear knocked on the door.

Faith answered.

And there was no one there.

It's not whether you come from a past that's shattered,
But where you are going that really matters.
Look toward the light and press toward your goal,
Don't be fearful, be determined and bold.
Never look back; there's nothing left there.
Look ahead with love to riches none can compare.
The length of our days is known to no man.
It's revealed only to God, lying in the palm of his hand.
So pick yourself up and walk towards the door.
Storm right through it and remember no more.
Look ahead with boldness and pride.
Kill that fear that lies deep inside.
The road is long and narrow but leads to success.
You'll come to its end finding love, confidence and tenderness.